Humbled Man

by the Vinyl Skyway

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This song was written in dedication to the story of Brian Wilson, well before the Smile album was recovered. I wrote this in 1996 while studying music at Berklee College of Music.


Why'd they wipe the smile from you?
Nothin' better they could do
Decades passed, your orange crate stands
humbled man, I can hear your hands
Once you reached a higher plane
then we all forgot your name
who wrote the songs and reached the notes
who sold his soul for a man remote
pet noises and fine faces
wild times and strange California places


released June 10, 1997
Michael Hayes


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the Vinyl Skyway Boston, Massachusetts

The Vinyl Skyway could be described as the one of the best rock groups you've never heard of. With three independently released studio albums of major label caliber, the group was primarily active in Boston from 2003 to 2012. The group was founded by close friends and songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago. The two continue collaborating and hope to release a fourth album in 2016. ... more

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